1959-01-14; Saline Reporter
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* The Saline Reporter VOLUME 12, NUMBER 17, Wednesday, January 14, 1959 (f First With All the Local News" h PER COPT—$3 PER YEAR "FIRST BABY OF YEAR" HAS HOME BUR ■'.5-1 £ Blaze Guts Residence Of Reporter Contest Winner s > Luck — the lady with two faces — this week turned both of them to the Thomas Ball family of 8521 Pleasant Lake Rd. First, the family's home caught fire about 4 p.m. Friday and was gutted, while Mrs. Ball (Margaret) was in the hospital with a new baby." All furnishings and clothing were destroyed. But a nurse at the hospital heard of The Reporter's "First Baby of the Year" contest and submitted an entry for the Ball infant. And so the youngest of the five Ball children is "Miss 1959", the first baby of the year in the Saline area, and winner of a long list of gifts from Saline area merchants. She is Michelle Jo Ball, born at 12:10 a.m, Monday, Jan. 5, at Foote Memorial Hospital in Jackson, She was delivered by Dr. Jason Meads, and attended for |>art of the first few days of her life by Annie Edgeworth, registered nurse, who submitted her name for the contest. She is the younger sister of Tommy Ball) age 1; Cindy, 2; -Patricia, -4; and "Virginia Ball, 6, who atteMs kindergarten at Saline -Elementary School. Her father, Thomas Ball, 25, is employed at Chelsea Milling Co., and the family attends the Lutheran Church in Dexter. With all her (clothes burned Up in the fire, Margaret had to have a sister bring her some clothes so that she could take Michelle "home" (to a grandmother in Chelsea) Saturday afternoon. But she felt the worst, perhaps, about the drapes. They had only recently been put up, and they were beautiful drapes. The family had just finished a complete remodeling and redecorating job on what used to be the old Girbach school, at the intersection of Pleasant Lake Rd. and Steinbach and Parker Rds. "It was wonderful," said Margaret, "and we just loved it. Now it's all to do over." But there was reason to be thankful; none of the family liad been at home when the fire broke out and none was injured. Thomas Ball arrived to pick up some things for his wife as Sal- (Continued on Page 10) CHILD STUDY CLUB BANQUET SCHEDULED The annual winter banquet of the Child Study Club, for members and their husbands, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Andrew's Church. Dr. Ernest L. V. Shelley, of the Michigan Department of Corrections, will be the speaker. Reservations for club members and guests must be in by Saturday, and may be made by calling Mrs. Harry Miller, HA 9-9728, at $2 a person. Former members of the club are also invited. Two Cited for >' LCC Violations Two local establishments have been cited by the Liquor Control Commission for selling to a minor, police said this week. They are Burg's Bar, 107 W. Michigan, and, the Saline Hotel, 102 W. Michigan. Police said the minor was Bruce Moody, 19, A Saline Observer employee who told LCC representatives that he had been served once by a waitress at the hotel and that he had made a purchase to carry out at Burg's. No date has been set for a hear- nig on the charges but one will be held in about two months, an LCC representative said. Farm Council to Elect Directors Washtenaw county Farjn Council will hold its anual meeting and election of directors at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the new Farm Bureau office on Saline-Ann Arbor Rd. Directors will be chosen to replace Carl Lesser, Don Bal- dus, and Wendell Reinhardt.. The Farm Council, governing body of the Rural Activities Center located on Saline- Ann Arbor Rd. at Pleasant Lake Rd., is the successor to the Washtenaw county Fair Society. Membership is open to any county resident over 21; dues are $1 per year. The meeting Tuesday is open to any interested person. Car Licenses To Be Sold Here Two Days Auto license plates will be sold in Saline on two separate Saturday afternoons before the March 1 deadline for 1959 plates, the Secretary of State's branch office announced this week. Passenger plates will be sold on Saturday, Jan. 24 at Community Ford Sales, from 1:30 to 5 p.m., and again on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at the same place. Since the demand for other plates is very small here, only passenger plates will be sold in Saline, according to Uolevi Lah- ti, manager of the Ann Arbor branch office. UNCLE EZ sez Having been married 40 years, I'm about to give you newly- weds some reliable advice. I know it to be a fact that picking out wallpaper has broke up more otherwise happy homes than liquor, gambling and "other women" combined. Avoid it! Fire Thursday destroyed all the personal belongings of the Thomas Ball family, in their newly remodeled home on Pleasant Lake Rd. ... _ :- All Around Saline -:- By Nancy Ceronsky Last week Mr. and Mrs. Watson Malocha, of Campbell Rd., had a letter from their son, A/3 Robert Malocha, who is stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. A couple of items of interest in his letter were that he made the Medics first string basketball team and that he was one of 26 men chosen from his squadron to fly to Gunter Air Force Base in Alabama aboard a B52. The group went to Gunter Air Force Base to parade in front of Maj. Gen. H. L. Grills. * * * Several Saline residents have been or still are patients at St. Joseph hospital in Ann Arbor recently. Mrs. Frank Camburn, of 309 N. Ann Arbor St., has been confined since last week Wednesday when she underwent surgery for cataracts. Mrs. Cam- burn expects to be hospitalized for about another week. She is located in room 4048 at St. Joe's. * * * Three-year old Cynthia Wahl, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Wahl of W. Michigan Ave., has had a bad siege of the flu, causing her to be hospitalized for 4 days. She is home now and once again becoming her own active little self. * * * Deanne Malocha, daughter of the Watson Malochas, is recovering from an emergency appendectomy performed on her last week. She was released from the hospital on Monday and returned home just in time to enjoy a visit from her uncle, aunt and cousin from Rogers City. Capt. and Mrs. Alex Malocha stopped for a visit with the Watson Malochas enroute to Willow Run airport. Their son, A/2 Alex Malocha, has been home on leave from Germany where he is stationed with the Air Force. He left from Willow Run Monday night to return to his base in Germany, but managed to spend a few hours with his family and relatives here in Saline. * * * Back to the soapsu'ds another time for Mike Strait, who has acted as chief dish-washer every year since the JC's began their anual operation of Marty's Restaurant for polio. r Bank President Observes 50th Anniversary Carl A. Curtiss, president of the Citizens' Bank here, quietly passed a 50th anniversary last week. Sunday, Jan. 4, was the anniversary of the day he came .to work at Citizens Bank — as "bookkeeper and janitor" he says. From the time he came to Saline in 1909 from Camden, Mich, (where he was assistant cashier of the First State Bank) his civic career has been long enough, and busy enough, to take up quite a bit of space in "Who's Who in the Midwest," published in 1949 by the A. N. Marquis Co. It says, in part: Assistant cashier, Citizens Bank, 1909-1911; cashier, 1911- 22; vice president and cashier 1922-31; president and director since 1931. Director Ann Arbor Trust Co., Universal Die Casting, Wolverine Plastics (Milan), Blue Diamond Produce Co., Saline. Has filled various village, city, township, and school district offices." "Michigan Through the Centuries," published in 1955 by Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Iise.,-* says: He is oryt f the citizens upon whom much reliance has been placed in making decisions which influence the welfare of all.. .Long active in the 'public affairs of his home city, Mr. Curtiss served two terms on its governing body, the city council. For nine years he was a member of the Saline school board; and he has to his credit six and one- half years' service on the Washtenaw County Selective Service Board.. .Mr. Curtiss has also been vitally interested in youth work, particularly the Boy Scouts of America. He has serv- (Continued on Page 10) Expect Quick Arrest Of Short Changers Police expect to make an arrest within a few days in the matter of two short change artists who have been operating in the Saline area, officer Jim Levleit said today. The men,.who came out $20 ahead in an exchange with a local restaurant, are believed to have dealt with other local establishments' as well — though police have no other reports here. They were also active in Jackson. Their descriptions and auto license number were furnished to police by a waitress at Saline Dairy Bar after a fast shuffle, involving a couple of $20 bills and various ways to make change for a 45 cent purchase, had left the restaurant minus $20. March of Dimes Gets Lively Start}... Four children made the first contribution to the March of Dimes drive, which gathered momentum this week with plans for an Open House, -a county- wide style show, and the annual JCC operation of a local restaurant. The youngsters, who turned in $1.15 from "trick of treating" last Halloween, are Leora and Kelly Gerlinger, Mary Fox, and Neil Girbach, all of Bemis Rd. area, and between 8 and 12 years old. Meanwhile, plans for a March of Dimes Open House at her home on Wednesday, Jan. 28, were announced by Mrs. William Meister; and Mrs. Meredith Bix- by was named as commentator for a county-wide spring fashion show sponsored by the Washtenaw county polio committee. JCC members also announced the last Sunday in January, the 25th, as the date of their annual operation of Marty's Restaurant. All proceeds of the project are turned over to the March of Dimes and have totaled more than $1000 a year in the past. The March of Dimes Open House, at the Meister home at 435 Mills Rd., is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 28, and "anyone who would like to come will be welcome," Mrs. Meister said. Co-hostesses are Mrs. Charles Kern, Mrs. Arthur Heininger, Mrs. Reuben Finkbeiner, Mrs. Everett Wolfin, and Mrs. Dale Goble. Mrs. Lauren Wild, Mrs. Everett Esch, Mrs. Paul Reed, Mrs. Wallie Crosbie, and Mrs. Howard Burr will pour. The Open House precedes by one day the annual Mothers' March for polio, to be made Thursday, Jan. 29. Mrs. Meredith Bixby will act as commentator for the county- wide style show at the Michigan League, on the U. of M. campus, Tuesday, Jan. 20; and models will include Mrs. Alfred Milford, of Ypsilanti; Mrs. John Dobson, Ann Arbor; Mrs. Arthur Taylor, Milan; Mrs. Robert Langford, Mrs. Douglas Gregory, Mrs. James Nichols of Ann Arbor; Mrs. Leo Hoey of Dexter; Mrs. Ellsworth Smith, of Chelsea; and Mrs. Ray C. Kerr, of Manchester. Fashions will be from the two Dillon shops in Ann Arbor, and will feature KORET fashions. Tickets for the benefit are available in Saline from the polio committee: Mrs. Lauren Wild, chairman; Mrs. Edward Fischer, Mrs. Rolland Sutton; Mrs. John Thoss; Mrs. James Carman; Mrs. William Brackney, Mrs. Reuben Finkbeiner, or Mrs. Or- mond Bredernitz. Members of the Junior Chamber of Commerce will take over Marty's Restaurant Sunday, Jan. 25 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m: to serve breakfasts and dinners. Supervision and most of the cooking is done by Marty Hem- enway and his professional restaurant staff. The dinner menu will include fruit juice, ham or beef, mashed potatoes, tossed salad, rolls and butter, pie, and coffee or milk. JC's also suggest that customers stop in before church for what is promised to be an "abundant" breakfast. There is no charge for the meals, but patrons are asked to donate the value of the meal to the March of Dinmes. JCC committee for the event includes Ron Finkbeiner, George White, and Bill Wilkinson, but all JC's take part. Businessmen who are interested in making contributions are asked to call Ron Finkbeiner, HA 9-9755. The polio committee is also seeking local women who >will open their homes to give coffee hours or card parties for the March of Dimes. Anyane willing to do so may call Mrs. Wild. Due to some unusually late copy that required publication at once. The Reporter is publishing on Thursday this week instead of on Wednesday. The Thursday date-line may be continued permanently, for technical reasons involving mailing dates and printing commitments. But, even with the change in publication day, your Saline Reporter will continue to reach you promptly on publication day, to keep you thoroughly posted on all the local news. Michigan Gains New Park Land LANSING — Michigan's state park system received a shot in the arm, last week, when Secretary of the Army, Wilber M. Brucker, signed a document giving jurisdiction to the State of more than 1,228 acres within Fort Custer Military Reservation near Battle Creek. Congressional passage, last August, of a bill sponsored by Representative Johansen gave the Army Secretary authority to remove the stumbling block that has stymied Department efforts to open the Fort Custer recreation area for public use since its lease, September, 1956. Terms of the 1956 lease stipulate the recreation site must be separated from the remainder of the .military -reservation,. by • .a- fence enclosure before it may be opened to the public. Construction of the fence will cost an estimated $6,000 "Public use most likely will be limited this year to picnicking, hiking, riding and other extensive activities during the summer and hunting in the fall because of short funds and facilities," said Arthur C. Elmer, chief of the Department's park division. US 23 OVERPASSES TO BE DISCUSSED Proposed overpasses on the new limited-access US 23 will be discussed at a meeting at 10 a.m. Friday at the Frieze building (the old Ann Arbor High school) in Ann Arbor, by State Highway Department represent tatives. One such overpass has been tentatively planned at Bemis Rd., others in the area will be considered at the meeting, open to all interested persons. Observer Halts Publication; Two Others Sold The Saline Observer halted publication this week and two other papers of the chain, The Milan Leader and the Manchester Enterprise, have been sold, it was learned here. Russel Hansen, former owner of the three papers, padlocked the Saline Observer door late Monday, and there was no indication as to whether the Observer would publish again. Hansen, who purchased the papers less than a year ago, said he "had taken a job with the Standard Printing Co., in Ypsilanti, with a brother. Meanwhile, the Milan and Manchester papers will continue to publish, according to the buyer, John Stommen, who has published an advertising sheet, the Milan Booster, for about three years. The papers will be printed in New Boston until Stom-: men is able to equip a shop to do the work in Milan, he said. Milan Leader and Manchester Enterprise staffers will continue in their jobs, Stommen added. Observer staff members have left to take other jobs as have men previously employed in the printing shop there. Retired Farmer Dies at Home ^^_ N. Frank Perkins, 82, a retired farmer and farm equipment repairman, died Monday at his home at 3115 Saline-Ann Arbor Rd., Pittsfield township, after a long illness. He was born Feb. 16, 1876, in Wayne county, the son of William and Sarah Jacklin Perkins. He had lived most of his life in the Ann Arbor area. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John Ellison of Charleston, W. Va.; four brothers, H. Chancy of Ft. Meyers Beach, Fla., Sam L. of Allerton, Fla., Wilmur R. and Roy R., both of Ann Arbor; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Splitt of Ann Arbor, and Miss Mabe 1 Perkins of Detroit, and several ^nieces and nephews. Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Muehlig Chapel, the Rev. Henry Yoder officiating. Burial was in Fair- view Cemetery. Most Salinians Don't Favor Income Taxes By Nancy Ceronsky During the past few weeks there has been a great deal of interest and discussion on the proposed state income tax plan. Results of a poll taken here in Saline during these weeks have shown that about three out of every four persons polled were against a state income tax of any sort. This indicates that if the matter were to come up for a vote, it would undoubtedly be voted down in the Saline area. However, it is doubtful whether . or not the question would actually come to a vote, since as James F. Warner, second district legislator, said this week: "there is a great deal of argument at the present time as to whether a graduated tax bill can be passed by the legislature. Article 10 of the state constitution says that the legislature may levy 'uniform' taxes, and the argument is that the present graduated tax plan is uniform to each income bracket. That is, persons with on income of $10,- 000 a year would pay a specific sum; and persons with another income would pay another uniform sum. But the issue has not been settled and may require a Supreme Court decision." A few of those who sounded forth on the subject recently had this to say: Lauren Wild — Am I in favor of a state income tax? Basically, no. I feel the state has enough tax money. That is, if it were spent more wisely. It might be different if they took some of the other taxes off. Of course, the big question will be in what respect it will affect the federal income tax." "Mike" Strait — Yes, I guess' I would rather have a state income tax instead of some of the unequal taxes. As long as it was on a graduated basis, anyway. . Gordon Esch — No! If we had a better run administration, it wouldn't be necessary. Bob Hull — Well, it all depends. Personally, no! I'd rather see them raise the sales tax if they have to do anything. It ■would be a better coverage, it seems to me. Frank Harms — Well, I don't like to pay tax, but they have to have money and I guess an in-, come tax is as good a way as any. Of course, since I'm retired I guess it won't affect me one tray or another.
|Title||1959-01-14; Saline Reporter|
|Description||An issue of a Saline, Michigan newspaper. Published weekly. Focused on Saline and the surrounding Washtenaw County area. Previously published in Ann Arbor with the title Reporter. In May 1958, the newspaper offices moved to Saline and the title of the publication changed to Saline Reporter. No longer published.|
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